Summer Session for Visiting College Students

36 days to a new way of learning!

Listen to what students visiting from other colleges during the summer have to say about Landmark College.

  • Are you a bright and talented college student with a learning disability, ADHD, or ASD?
  • Do you study and work hard—but your grades do not show it?
  • Do you find yourself falling farther and farther behind?

Our Summer Session for Visiting College Students features morning and afternoon classes, along with plenty of opportunities for fun activities, sports, recreation, and exploration of Vermont's beautiful countryside. You will immerse yourself in an entirely new living and learning experience, joining a college community unlike any other you have ever experienced:

  • Study with other bright and talented students who also learn differently—students from a variety of colleges and universities around the country, as well as Landmark College's own students, who will share their experiences and learning strategies as fellow classmates in credit courses.
  • Learn from professors who truly understand the challenges and frustrations you encounter in the classroom—and who can help you discover new learning strategies to succeed.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of your learning differences and personal learning style.
  • Learn to advocate for your needs as a learner.
  • Build your comprehension, writing, and executive function skills so you can return to school next fall with the skills you need to succeed.

Landmark College, Putney, Vermont
Saturday, July 8 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 
(Last day of class is Friday, August 11)
2016 Costs: $7,500 - $8,000  (2017 costs to be announced in December.)
An optional physical education course is additional cost of $250.

2016 Application and Brochure [PDF] (2017 Application availabl soon.)

Scholarships are available for the Summer Session for Visiting College Students and are based primarily on financial need. Students must be accepted to the program before receiving an award. 

What You Gain From a Summer at Landmark College

Our years of experience with students who learn differently have shown that focusing, even for a short time, on how you learn can make a significant difference in your success in school.

We expect you to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of your learning differences and personal learning style
  • Advocate for your needs as a learner
  • Build learning strategies in the academic areas most difficult for you
  • Develop study skills that produce results
  • Develop skills in emerging assistive technology to advance your learning abilities
  • Learn to use the support and expertise of kind and caring professors and advisors
  • Identify ways to become more strategic in your approach to college

Faculty Support

In addition to your classes, you'll also participate in:

  • Weekly small-group advising sessions with Landmark College faculty advisors to collaborate on identifying and using resources of time management, organization and work completion
  • One-on-one meetings with your faculty advisor to work on your areas of need
  • Visits to the College's Center for Academic Support, a real hub in the learning process at Landmark. Staffed by College faculty, it offers support in reading, writing, study skills and coursework.
  • Support from our experienced librarians and assistive and educational technology staff

Summer in Putney, Vermont

The Summer Session for Visiting College Students is offered on Landmark College's rural campus in picturesque southern Vermont. The town of Putney is located just nine miles from historic Brattleboro, named one of the "Top 10 Small Art Towns in America." Participants join current Landmark College students who will taking college courses. Program staff are primarily members of the Landmark College faculty.

2016 Application and Brochure  (2017 application available soon.)

Bridge Semester

Landmark College also offers a fall or spring Bridge Semester for visiting students. Spending a semester at Landmark College gives students a boost to their learning strategies, skills, and self-knowledge, acting as a bridge to success when they return to their home college or transfer to another institution.


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